Two Arrested in Northern Door County Drug Investigation

Two men accused of dealing cocaine remain in the Door County Jail on cash bonds. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, as well as special agents from the Green Bay office of the DEA, conducted the investigation that led to the two arrests. On September 1st, a search warrant was executed at a home in the Town of Gibraltar where investigators seized … Continue reading

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Old Highway Shop Could be Considered for Two County Projects

Some members of the Door County Board of Supervisors are expected to tour the former county highway shop off 14th avenue in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning. After working on the logistics for a new central ambulance garage and community resource center in Sturgeon Bay, the county board, at its last regular meeting, decided to take a step back and consider a different direction, rather than … Continue reading

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Two Recommended to Fill Supervisor Seats on County Board

The Door County Board will be back to its full complement of 21 supervisors if two recommended replacements are approved Tuesday. County Board Chairman Dan Austad is recommending that Steve Sohns be appointed as District 18 Supervisor. District 18 encompasses the Town of Gibraltar and the Village of Ephraim. The seat has been vacant since the resignation of Supervisor Holly Runquist. Austad is also recommending … Continue reading

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Defense Requests More Information in Counihan Case

A status hearing for the former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society was held in Door County Circuit Court Wednesday. Thirty nine year old Carrie Counihan is charged with one count of theft from a business setting and multiple charges of identity theft related to the use of a credit card. Counihan has said she is not guilty. Court documents allege that she … Continue reading

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Kitchens Believes Eagle Tower Can be Preserved

What to do with the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek is a topic that remains unsettled. State Representative Joel Kitchens says, based on a recent listening session, the consensus is for keeping the 78-foot platform which has been deemed unsafe by the Department of Natural Resources… According to Kitchens, taking down the tower could have unintended consequences… Kitchens believes that with … Continue reading

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Council Cancels Tuesday Meeting Regarding Hotel Development

It appears that concerns raised by the lender for the developer of a waterfront hotel in Sturgeon Bay led to the decision to postpone the proceedings Tuesday. The city council, meeting in special session, was supposed to consider financing for the hotel and a resolution that would actually lead to the sale of a parcel on the west side waterfront property. However, Baylake Bank reportedly … Continue reading

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Sustainability Grant Awarded to Southern Door School District

The Southern Door School District was recently awarded a sustainability grant by the Door County Community Foundation to support its “Shield” program, a district-wide effort that stands for “Students Helping, Involving, Educating, Leading and Deterring.” The program is a component of the Door County Initiative, “Project 180”, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and develops student leaders with the goal of helping others “jump above the … Continue reading

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$10,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Sister Bay

The Wisconsin Lottery has announced that a winning $10,000 Powerball ticket was sold at the Sister Bay Mobil station. Nobody won the jackpot on Saturday and the next Powerball jackpot is estimated to rise to $235 million on Wednesday. A winning $10,000 ticket was also sold in Oak Creek. More than 15,000 players won smaller prizes. Wednesday’s cash option is almost $149 million.

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Lawsuit Filed Opposing Sturgeon Bay Hotel Development

The group opposed to building a hotel on the west side waterfront of Sturgeon Bay has filed suit against the city and the waterfront redevelopment authority. The suit was filed in the federal district court in Green Bay . The group, the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, point to an unanswered letter to Mayor Thad Birmingham and the members of the city council, … Continue reading

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Van Lieshout Familiarizing Himself With City Administrator Role

Sturgeon Bay’s new City Administrator, Josh Van Lieshout has a little more than a week under his belt, working to familiarize himself with the workings of the city. Having served as Village Administrator in Egg Harbor and as head of the Door County Tourism Zone, Van Lieshout is familiar with life in Door County and Sturgeon Bay. He says his welcome to city government has … Continue reading

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